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Plague Dinner # 3

By Thecleverpup @TheCleverPup
Plague Dinner # 3

Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts in a Lemon/Garlic Sauce

AKA Half a packet of Store-bought Gnocchi, Half packet of Salami, Brussels Sprouts

What can I make from the fridge without having to go to the store?
This one's a winner. 
Serves 2 no problem. 3...well that's another story.  Took exactly 25 minutes. 
Olive oil  1/2 onion 6 slices of sliced mild salami 30-36 Brussels sprouts 1 garlic clove peeled 1.5 tb butter 1.5  tb flour 1 cup milk salt 1 tb lemon zest 1 tb mustard Dash of white wine (optional) 1/2 package of store bought gnocchi
Here we go - 
Slice the onion.  Slice the salami into strips
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Tail the Brussels sprouts Put the sprouts on to boil in a roomy pot for 15 minutes
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Make the white sauce this way: Soften the garlic in the butter for about 5 minutes in a small saucepan on medium/low. This will smell GORGEOUS. Smoosh down the garlic with the tines of a fork. Add the flour. Stir with a wooden spoon until all mixed. Add a little milk until you have a smooth paste. Add a dash of salt. Add the remainder of the milk. Turn up to medium/high stir with your wooden spoon until no lumps remain and the first bubbles appear. Then reduce heat to simmer.  Stir in the mustard and lemon zest. Add a very small splash white wine. Keep saucepan on very low heat. Don't let the sauce boil.
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Next, fry the onion and salami in a little oil on a medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes
When the Brussels sprouts have about 4 minutes to go add the gnocchi to the pot. When the 15 minutes is up, drain. 
Turn down the onion to low. 
Add the sprouts/gnocchi.
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Add the sauce. Combine
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This was really good. My guys gave it a 9 out of 10. They raised it to a 9.4 when I made them pasta shells to go with the sauce. My original quantities were not enough for 3. 
Next time, what can I create with ground chicken, left over 6-Layer dip and some left-over tomato sauce. 

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